Association of high sensitive C – reactive protein with the severity of the left ventricular systolic dysfunction in acute anterior ST elevation myocardial infarction

High Sensitive C-reactive protein (hs- CRP) is an established risk marker in coronary artery disease. It is a
marker of inflammation activated early after Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) and its quantity depends
upon extent of myocardial damage. Release of inflammatory marker occur after acute myocardial infarction
leading to cardiac remodeling which clinically manifests as Heart failure (HF). Heart failure is a common
complication after acute anterior myocardial infarction (AMI). The prevalence of post-infarct Left
Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD) ranges from 27 to 60 % and half of patients having early postinfarct LVSD subsequently develop chronic heart failure. The purpose of this study is to show association
between hs-CRP with LVSD in AMI and early detection of HF.


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